Headlines across the nation report that Senator Dick Durbin apologized for comparing American Soldiers at Guantanamo Bay to Nazis, the Soviets and Pol Pot. Conservatives have pointed out that Durbin avoided admitting any wrongdoing and focused his remarks on his critics misunderstanding his intent. Liberals answer that Conservatives are being unfair and unforgiving to reject Durbin's "heartfelt apology."
Here is a reality check: if Durbin's so-called apology is acceptable, let's use it as the model for an apology for Slavery and see if Liberals still like it. Here we go: "The People of the United States of America have the most profound respect for black Africans, and if anyone was offended by the existence of legalized Slavery in the USA for nearly a century then we're sorry they were offended." Who among Durbin's defenders would accept such an "apology"?